A longitudinal study to identify constraints to dairy cattle health and production in rural smallholder communities in Northern Vietnam

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Author(s)

  • K. Suzuki
  • M. Kanameda
  • K. Inui
  • T. Ogawa
  • V. K. Nguyen
  • T. T S Dang

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-184
Journal / PublicationResearch in Veterinary Science
Volume81
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

The objective of the study was to investigate constraints to dairy cattle health and production in rural smallholder communities in northern Vietnam, one of the target areas of the Vietnam government's dairy development programme. A total of 99 dairy farms (11 per commune) were recruited from 9 of 32 communes in Ba Vi District, using random two-stage cluster sampling. After the initial questionnaire interviews were conducted, farms were visited at three monthly intervals over a period of 1 year. Information on several health and production parameters relating to the study cattle was collected. Using multiple indicator modelling, it was found that Fasciola infestation, farmers who had been involved in dairying for longer (not indicative of better management skills), larger herd size, and cattle being kept in a shed were linked to reduced reproductive performances. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Dairy cattle, Longitudinal study, Multiple indicator modelling analysis, Smallholders, Vietnam

Citation Format(s)

A longitudinal study to identify constraints to dairy cattle health and production in rural smallholder communities in Northern Vietnam. / Suzuki, K.; Kanameda, M.; Inui, K.; Ogawa, T.; Nguyen, V. K.; Dang, T. T S; Pfeiffer, D. U.

In: Research in Veterinary Science, Vol. 81, No. 2, 10.2006, p. 177-184.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review